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MathFlow 2.0 Extends MathML 3 Support, Adds Geometry Enhancements

Educational software developer Design Science has released a major upgrade to its cross-platform MathFlow product line.

MathFlow 2.0, released late last week, is "a major step in the evolution of our industry-leading MathML component suite," Design Science CEO Paul Topping said in a news release.

MathML is a component of the XML standard used to represent mathematical notation. It provides math editing, display, and accessibility functionality for publishing and editorial systems, e-learning and assessment applications, enterprise solutions, and commercial software products.

MathFlow 2.0 includes new features to support MathML 3's elementary math and line-breaking. It also provides users with the ability to customize the look and feel of the product to match the host application.

  • Other new features include:
  • 64-bit Windows support;
  • Plane 1 Unicode;
  • STIX fonts;
  • Localization;
  • Enhancements for geometry; and
  • Math-speech enhancements.

The product "is rapidly becoming essential to e-learning system providers and publishers of e-books and other online content," said Topping. "Besides providing the best MathML formatting, our support and training are second to none. There is just no reason for any organization to risk the success of their publishing and development projects on any other MathML solution."

The company has made available evaluation software, development licenses and deployment licenses for OEM distribution. Additional details can be found on Design Science's site.

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